Recorded and filmed at the prestigious Dubai Opera on the 16th of December 2016, this concert explores traditions from over one thousand years of the cultural and sacred music of Andalusia, North Africa, Arabia, Khorasan (Greater Persia) and Asia. Sung in multiple languages (including English, Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Azeri), this exhilarating performance by the multi-instrumentalist, composer and renowned singer Sami Yusuf brings together world-class musicians from around the globe to take listeners on a musical journey of discovery.
This concert is a celebration of the sacred, intended to transform the listener with a wealth of spiritual music and poetry. Creative and imaginative, yet rooted in tradition, the sounds evoke at times exuberance and at other times meditative wonder. The hearts of performers and audience alike will be moved by the revelations found in this joining of music and poetry from worlds that are different on the surface but in whose depths there is profound unity.
The DVD (+ Audio CD) package includes 19 tracks, 3 Bonus tracks + Behind The Scenes, Exclusive Interview with Sami Yusuf as well as a beautifully designed comprehensive booklet with detailed descriptions for all songs.
‘I Only Knew Love’, the first single from the album, is out today on all download and streaming sites. Get it from the link below: